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N. Iowa beats S. Illinois 61-58; Barry Hinson will step down

Sports

March 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wyatt Lohaus had 21 points as Northern Iowa narrowly beat Southern Illinois 61-58 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Friday night. Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson announced he would be stepping down after the loss. Hinson coached the Salukis since the 2012-13 season and spent nine years at Missouri State before that. Hinson never made an NCAA Tournament appearance in his 17 years as a Division I coach. He and the chancellor agreed last March that he would step down if the Salukis didn’t make the NIT or NCAA tourney this year.

Trae Berhow had 11 points for Northern Iowa (15-17). Luke McDonnell added seven rebounds. Kavion Pippen had 22 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Salukis (17-15). Armon Fletcher added 14 points and six rebounds.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 3/9/2019

Sports

March 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to help No. 10 Iowa pull away late for a 70-61 victory over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. The regular-season runner-up Hawkeyes have won nine of their last 10 and will make their first semifinal appearance since 2014 on Saturday. Tenth-seeded Indiana was led by Ali Patberg with 25 points.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State star Marial Shayok is a game-time decision for a matchup against No. 8 Texas Tech because of a sprained pinkie toe. Shayok, who is averaging a team-high 18.7 points per game, injured his foot at practice. Texas Tech has won eight in a row and five of its last six by at least 15 points. The Red Raiders can clinch at least a share of their first Big 12 title with a win.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton and TCU have placed assistant basketball coaches on administrative leave after they allegedly took $6,000 bribes from an aspiring sports agent to send clients his way. Creighton’s Preston Murphy and TCU’s Corey Baker are on leave pending internal reviews by their schools. Yahoo Sports reported Christopher Dawkins is accused of paying the bribes. Neither is expected to be charged.

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina went 1 for 2 as a designated hitter, the 36-year-old’s first game since left knee surgery in mid-December. Molina is likely to be behind the plate on Saturday, catching Adam Wainwright against Houston _ about a week ahead of the original projection for him to catch. Molina is a nine-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wyatt Lohaus had 21 points as Northern Iowa narrowly beat Southern Illinois 61-58 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney quarterfinals. Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson announced he would be stepping down as coach of the Salukis after the loss.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Darrell Brown had 20 points as Bradley edged past Missouri State 61-58 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney quarterfinals. Brown, who converted all 10 of his foul shots, made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left for a four-point edge.

Iowa Boys State Basketball Scores from 3/8/19

Sports

March 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Class 1A State Championship

Grand View Christian 43, Alburnett 24

Class 2A State Championship

North Linn, Troy Mills 60, Boyden-Hull 41

Class 3A State Championship

Oskaloosa 48, Norwalk 44

Class 3A State Third Place

Winterset 67, Clear Lake 49

Class 4A State Championship

Cedar Falls 44, Dubuque, Senior 41

Class 4A State Third Place

Waukee 66, North Scott, Eldridge 57

Gustafson stands tall as No. 10 Iowa holds off Indiana 70-61

Sports

March 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Friday to help No. 10 Iowa pull away late for a 70-61 victory over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. The Hawkeyes (24-6), the Big Ten regular-season runners-up, have won nine of their last 10 and will make their first semifinal appearance since 2014 on Saturday.

Tenth-seeded Indiana (20-12) was led by Ali Patberg with 25 points. Grace Berger added 13 points of the bench for last year’s WNIT champions. The 6-foot-3 Gustafson was simply too much for the smaller Hoosiers. She produced the highest point total in the tournament’s first nine games by going 11 of 19 from the field and matched the fifth-highest single-game rebounding total in tourney history. Gustafson also contributed four steals and four blocks.

The Hawkeyes stayed in control most of the game but struggled to put away the scrappy Hoosiers until the closing minutes. It was not a good look for a team trying to make a case to move up at least one seed line. But they still have a chance to improve their standing as they pursue their first Big Ten Tournament crown since 2001.

Gustafson drew nine fouls. … Makenzie Meyer scored all 12 of her points on 3s. … Hannah Stewart finished with nine points and 13 rebounds. … The Hawkeyes were 7 of 16 on 3s and 11 of 13 from the free-throw line.
UP NEXT
Iowa: Faces third-seeded Rutgers in Saturday’s semifinals at 6:30-p.m.

4th through 7th grade Baseball clinic offered again in Atlantic

News, Sports

March 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund say they are once again proud to bring Sean O’Brien back to Atlantic to put on a baseball pitching clinic for area 4th through 7th graders.  The clinics will be held each Sunday March 3rd through April 7th.  The Atlantic Trojan Baseball coaching staff will also help work with these kids that have an interest in pitching.  Baseball was Trevor’s favorite sport so we absolutely love to see kids enjoying the sport.

Sean O’Brien (left)

Fund spokesperson (Trevor’s mom) Melanie Petty says “Everything we are able to do for the community is because of people supporting us at our annual golf tournament.  The 11th Annual TFred Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Nishna Hills Golf Club in Atlantic on Saturday, August 11th.  If you’re not a golfer there is a silent auction held all day in the clubhouse so come out and see us!  All monies raised are given back to things that Trevor had an interest in.  We are blessed that we have had such wonderful support since Trev passed away and we look forward to doing more amazing things this coming year in his memory!”

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.

Boys State Basketball Championship Schedule 03/08/2019

Sports

March 8th, 2019 by Chris Parks

CLASS 3A CONSOLATION

10:20—#4 Clear Lake vs. #7 Winterset

CLASS 4A CONSOLATION

11:55—#1 Waukee vs. #2 North Scott, Eldridge

CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIP

2:10—#1 Grand View Christian vs. #7 Alburnett

CLASS 2A CHAMPIONSHIP

4:10—#1 North Linn, Troy Mills vs. #3 Boyden-Hull

CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP

6:35—#1 Norwalk vs. #3 Oskaloosa

CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP

8:35—#3 Cedar Falls vs. #5 Dubuque, Senior

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/8/19

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March 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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State Archery Tournament draws nearly 1,900 student-competitors this weekend

News, Sports

March 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — The boys’ state basketball tournament isn’t the only state tournament that will hold its championship rounds in Des Moines this weekend. Some 19-hundred Iowa students from grades four through 12 will compete in the Iowa State Archery Tournament. Donise Petersen, the archery coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says the sport is seeing healthy growth. “We have 300 schools that are actually shooting archery during the school day with physical education, most of those classes are going on,” Petersen says, “and then we have about 100 schools that are shooting actively within the competition program.”

The tournament features a full field of 88 teams shooting for nearly 17-thousand dollars in scholarships and other prizes, as well as a chance to go to the national competition this spring. Peterson says the local-level competitions got underway a few months ago. “Throughout the state of Iowa, schools started competing the first weekend in December all the way through the end of February,” Petersen says. “They have face-to-face archery tournaments and those schools that are the highest-scoring schools within their divisions — we have elementary, middle school and high school divisions — get to attend the state tournament.”

During this weekend’s state tournament, there’s a two-day bullseye competition in addition to a one-day 3-D competition using animal silhouettes. “The targets range between ten and 15 meters,” Petersen says. “There are targets such as a turkey, a deer, a bear, an antelope, a ram and a coyote. They’ll shoot those targets and depending on where their arrow hits within the target is the score that they receive.”

Unlike many other sports, Petersen says archery levels the playing field, “allowing students of all sizes and abilities to participate and excel.” The state archery tournament will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds both Saturday and Sunday.

The Atlantic High School team qualified both a bullseye and 3D team. The Atlantic Middle School team qualified for Bullseye.

No. 21 Wisconsin routs Iowa 65-45

Sports

March 8th, 2019 by Chris Parks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said he had a feeling Ethan Happ would have a good game against Iowa.

He was right.

Happ did a little bit of everything to help No. 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45, scoring 21 points in his final home game and grabbing 14 rebounds. He also had three assists, two blocks and two steals, all the while helping keep Iowa’s post players in foul trouble for much of the game.

Fellow senior Khalil Iverson had the first double-double of his career with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

As much as things went well for Happ, Iverson and Wisconsin (21-9, 13-6 Big Ten), it was another disappointing performance for the Hawkeyes, who have now lost four of five. That includes three straight losses by double digits, the last two with coach Fran McCaffery missing from the bench as he finished a suspension for going after a referee following a 90-70 loss to Ohio State Feb. 26.

They shot 31 percent from the field for the game, their worst performance of the season, and their previous scoring low was 65 in a one-point loss to Maryland Feb. 19.

Meanwhile, their post players couldn’t stay on the floor. Luka Garza went to the bench in the first half after being whistled for his second foul with nearly 9 minutes left. Nicholas Baer followed a few minutes later.
Then it was Jared Cook’s turn in the second half. He was whistled for his third foul less than 4 minutes into the half, came back five minutes later and was promptly hit with his fourth.

After scoring 19 and grabbing 15 rebounds in the two teams’ first meeting Nov. 30, Cook was scoreless while registering seven rebounds.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin turned Iowa’s 25 fouls into 27 free throw attempts, though the Badgers made just 17. Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes were just 4 of 6 from the line.

Jordan Bohannon, who averages nearly 13 points a game, and Ryan Kriener led Iowa with eight apiece.

UP NEXT
Iowa: Travels to Nebraska on Sunday
Wisconsin: Travels to Ohio State on Sunday.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 3/8/2019

Sports

March 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ had 21 points and 14 rebounds in his final home game to help No. 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45. Fellow senior Khalil Iverson added 11 points and 11 rebounds.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — First-year Drake coach Darian DeVries has been named the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball coach of the year. The league says that DeVries beat out Dana Ford of Missouri State and Porter Moser of Loyola (Chicago) for the honor. DeVries led Drake to a share of just their second league title since 1971 in the regular season despite being picked to finish ninth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska backup guard Nana Akenten (NA-nuh uh-KEN-ten) has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Akenten has appeared in 28 games and averaged 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. The Cornhuskers have at least two games left. They finish the regular season Sunday against Iowa and play next week in the Big Ten Tournament.

UNDATED (AP) — College basketball players around the nation are playing their final home games this week. Senior nights are designed to honor players for four years of contributions. But the biggest stars are underclassmen leaving early for the NBA. Some coaches are finding ways to give recognition to those younger players who won’t be back in uniform.

UNDATED (AP) — With Kansas out of the picture for the first time in 15 years, the Big 12 title race will come down to K-State and Texas Tech. If the Wildcats and Red Raiders both win on Saturday, they’ll share the crown. The same holds true if they lose, since the Jayhawks are guaranteed to finish at least one loss behind them.

UNDATED (AP) — No. 7 Michigan and No. 9 Michigan State meet in East Lansing on Saturday with the winner earning at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. Defending champion Michigan State handed the Wolverines their only home loss of the season with a 77-70 win on Feb. 24. Both teams could be without key players because of injuries. Back-to-back home wins over ranked opponents put Indiana on the NCAA Tournament bubble.